Maybe I should title this one "How to Pack a Lunch that No One Will Eat." Because obviously, that's what I'm good at doing.
The last two days, my little man has come home with almost everything still in his lunch box, still unopened. The first day he ate two mini pancakes and a little jello. The next, goldfish. He tells me he runs out of time or just didn't feel like eating.
I'm wondering if maybe it's just too overwhelming at lunch. And I'm hoping he gets used to it.
So what do I pack?
Day 1: Mini pancakes, grapes, yogurt, and jello (all his faves)
Day 2: Soy butter on crackers, goldfish, strawberries, and applesauce
Day 3: Trail mix (pretzels, raisins, crackers, cereal, a few m & m's), carrots, grapes, and soy butter crackers
The rest of the month will use a lot of these rotated throughout.
He'll also be getting mini muffins, cheese, mini waffles, smoothies, apple "fries", oranges, pears, cereal, soft pretzel sticks, and salad.
It's so tough to pack with a picky eater, food allergies, and school guidelines. But, he won't eat the meals they sell (and I'm not sure I blame him).
I do love the lunch box he picked out from Lunchopolis though. The containers are a perfect size for food, and let me pack 4 separate things that don't touch. (One less reason I have to worry about for why he isn't eating.)
Do your kids pack lunches? What do you include?